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HR8972

HR8972 is a giant star in the constellation of Cepheus.

HR8972 visual magnitude is 5.98. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8972 should be visible only from locations with dark skyes, while it is not visible at all from skyes affected by light pollution.

The table below summarizes the key facts about HR8972:

5.98
Giant
HR8972 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 63°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8972

HR8972 is situated close to the northern celestial pole and, as such, it is visible for most part of the year from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR8972 are provided in the following table:

23h 39m 21s
+74° 00’ 10”
117.93°
11.83°
Cepheus

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8972 in the sky:

Finder chart HR8972 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8972.

Visibility of HR8972 from your location

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

HR8972 is circumpolar and transits at 02:07 UTC (altitude: 67.5°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR8972

The image below is a photograph of HR8972 from the Digitized Sky Survey 2 (DSS2 - see the credits section) taken in the red channel. The area of sky represented in the image is 0.5x0.5 degrees (30x30 arcmins). The proper motion of HR8972 is -0.012 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.004 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR8972 star
DSS2 image of HR8972. The red arrow shows the motion of HR8972 during the next 10000 years (-2.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR8972 from the Sun and relative movement

HR8972 is distant 419.02 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 9 kilometers per second.

128.53 pc
419.02 ly
9 km/s
-0.012 arcsec/year
0.004 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR8972

HR8972 belongs to spectral class G8 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.

0.43
G8III
5023K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8972 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR8972. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR8972

SAO10817
SAO10817